JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Sing-A-Long Postponed; Donny Osmond on Vocal Rest


BroadwayWorld has just learned that NCM Fathom Events has postponed the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat events on Monday, March 26 and Wednesday, April 4. Donny Osmond has been placed on vocal rest by his doctors and is unable to perform for the planned live event. Fathom Events will evaluate when to reschedule the event once Donny has recovered.

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The pre-recorded version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is based upon the worldwide smash hit production that originally opened at the world famous London Palladium in 1991 and went on to tour globally, grossing over $300 million. Shot at London’s Pinewood Studios at the height of the theatrical run in 1999, it features Osmond as Joseph, a role he played in more than 2,000 shows across the U.S. and Canada. Osmond is supported by West End diva Maria Friedman as the Narrator, Joan Collins as Mrs. Potiphar, and Sir Richard Attenborough as Jacob. It won the prestigious Silver Rose of Montreux in the Best Music Programming category.

Originally written in 1968 as a 25-minute ‘pop cantata,’ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the first staged collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Since the first professional productions began in the 1970s, Joseph has become one of the most popular musicals in the world – more than 20,000 groups have presented it in North America, with nearly 1,000 new productions every year around the world. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the biblical story of Jacob and his 12 sons. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph finds favour with the Egyptian noble Potiphar, but finds himself thrown in jail after rejecting the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. But Joseph discovers his special powers to interpret dreams, and soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled Pharaoh. With his bad dreams interpreted, a grateful Pharaoh rewards Joseph handsomely, making him a rich and powerful man. Joseph’s brothers journey to Egypt to escape the famine in Canaan, and seek an audience with this “stranger.” After begging for his forgiveness for their previous dark deeds, there is a joyful reunion between Joseph and his brothers .

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